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commander in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper of this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims struggle in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 commun
investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. kelly initiated an fbi investigation after receiving threatening emails later linked to paul jo broadwell, petraeus biographer and mistress. general allen's nomination to be the next commander of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to t
for the military. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, smallest navy since 1915 and smallest air force ever. a bleak prediction which ignores the quantum leap in weapons technology. as the president pointed out in the debate no other country comes close. >> we spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined. >> reporter: sequestration would not change that. according to the center for strategic and budgetary assessment it's not the size of the cuts, abo
. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> up next some of this morning's business headlines with ashley morrison. and with no luck throwing the ball, the rookie quarterback opens up the ground game. [ knock on door ] cool. you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. . >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. mostly sunny in new york, 53 degrees. same deal in chicago 57 degrees. clouds and windy in dallas 72. and a chance of showers in l.a. 65 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. much of the east and south will be mostly sunny and please. midwest sunny and dry with temperatures near 60. in th
martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> up next some of this morning's business headlines with ashley morrison. plus your friday forecast. and with no luck throwing the ball, the rookie quarterback opens up the ground game. >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. mostly sunny in new york, 53 degrees. partly sunny in miami 76. same deal in chicago 57 degrees. clouds and windy in dallas 72. and a chance of showers in l.a. 65 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. much of the east and south will be mostly sunny and pleasant. midwest sunny and dry with temperatures near 60. in the 70s across kansas and oklahoma. blizzard conditions though are expected for north dakota and montana. >>> cbs moneywatch time now on a friday. a positive sign for the job market and amazon gets into the business of fine wine. ashley morrison here in new york with more. >> reporter: a weekly jobless claims climbed slightly suggesting a slight improvement. the labor department said thursday the number of first time filers fell by 8,000 last week to a seasonably adjusted 355,000. but it
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